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Full Name: Talia Inger
Nationality: American
Organization: CIA
Occupation Agent

Creator: James R. Hannibal
Time Span: 2019 - 2019


Talia Inger is an agent with the CIA.

A rookie agent, to be exact. In fact we are on hand when in the first recorded adventure she is completing her training at the Agency's facility. And it is in this training session that we learn one very important aspect about Inger that will guide her day-to-day activity, even when it causes her some trouble: "Miss Everything by the Book" is the way her fellow trainees think of her. Not in a nice way, either.

This attitude is an interesting one for someone as smart and gifted as Inger. She knows quite well that "The book was for the ├╝bernerds at the FBI. But how quickly would good guys cease to be good when they crossed every line?" She became so concerned with rules and regulations as a small girl. She never knew her mother who dies in childbirth and her father died when she was young: "Some piece of seven-year-old Talia had scrawled an idea on the brick wall her mind had built around the memory-the idea that she had done something wrong. Little Talia had committed some sin, and God's uncompromising punishment had been to take away her dad. So Talia had become uncompromising as well. She lived a moral life and stayed out of God's way, hoping he would stay out of hers".

Since Inger enjoys/suffers from having an eidetic memory and remembers everything about her life since that moment, being able to forget it and move on has always been beyond her. Even when later learning that her father had not been just a civil servant but was in fact a CIA like she would become does not help.

Good Lines:
- Regarding the fact that no graduate of the CIA training ever revealed the nature of the final test, "They were spies, after all, and what good were spies who couldn't keep secrets?"


Number of Books:2
First Appearance:2019
Last Appearance:2019

1 The Gryphon Heist The Gryphon Heist
Written by James R. Hannibal
Copyright: 2019

"Talia Inger is a rookie CIA case officer assigned not to the Moscow desk as she had hoped but to the forgotten backwaters of Eastern Europe--a department only known as "Other."
When she is tasked with helping a young, charming Moldovan executive secure his designs for a revolutionary defense technology, she figures she'll be back in DC within a few days.
But that's before she knows where the designs are stored--and who's after them. With her shady civilian partner, Adam Tyler, Talia takes a deep dive into a world where only criminal minds and unlikely strategies will keep the Gryphon, a high-altitude data vault, hovering in the mesosphere."

2 Chasing The White Lion Chasing The White Lion
Written by James R. Hannibal
Copyright: 2019

"Young CIA officer Talia Inger has reconciled with the man who assassinated her father, but that doesn't mean she wants him hovering over her every move and unearthing the painful past she's trying to put behind her. Still, she'll need him--and the help of his star grifter, Valkyrie--if she hopes to infiltrate the Jungle, the first ever crowdsourced crime syndicate, to rescue a group of kidnapped refugee children."


The author of this two-book series, James R. Hannibal, has an interesting bibliography. After writing a thrilling military-spy solo adventure and a historical pirate drama, he created the two book spy series about Nick Baron and then switched gears to pen three young adult adventures complete with dragons in London. He followed those with this series - modern time series but exciting spy tales, albeit a young agent just getting her feet wet. And then back to fantasy.

I am hoping that he will take time and interest to go back again to Talia Inger's universe and let us know what she got up to next.


My Grade: B+


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